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Comparison between CO2 laser and 4.0 MHz radiosurgery for incising skin in white Carneau pigeons (Columba livia).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18689070     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To objectively evaluate the collateral damage associated with radiosurgical and carbon dioxide (CO2) laser devices, a comparative surgical and histologic study was undertaken in white Carneau pigeons (Columba livia). Ten pigeons were anesthetized, and a series of 3 skin incisions were made in the pectoral region by using a 4.0-MHz radiosurgical unit, a CO2 laser, and a scalpel blade (control). A total of 90 skin incisions were microscopically evaluated, and their associated mechanical- and thermal-induced tissue lesions were measured in micrometers. Scalpel incisions invariably resulted in hemorrhage, whereas all laser and radiosurgical skin incisions were essentially bloodless. Scalpel blade incisions were least traumatic (mean [SD] 18 +/- 15 microm) followed by incisions created with radiosurgery (mean [SD] 94 +/- 60 microm) and CO2 laser (mean [SD] 150 +/- 64 microm). Radiosurgery was significantly less traumatic than CO2 laser (P = .003). Radiosurgery appears to offer significant benefits over CO2 laser for avian surgery.
Stephen Hernández-Divers; Scott J Stahl; Tanya Cooper; Uriel Blas-Machado
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of avian medicine and surgery     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1082-6742     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Avian Med. Surg.     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-11     Completed Date:  2008-11-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9512497     Medline TA:  J Avian Med Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  103-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-7390, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Lasers, Gas / adverse effects*
Radiosurgery / adverse effects,  veterinary*
Skin / pathology*
Surgical Instruments

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